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CBS
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. after more than a decade after war, marine snipers in afghanistan say they need better weapons and ammunition. we talk to one reporter who is embedded with marine sharp shooters in action. but first over a career spanning more than 60 years few have earned a more formidable reputation as an analytical thinker than harold brown who was the nation's 14th defense secretary during the carter administration. a true prodigy he earned hi doctorate in physics from columbia university when he was just 21. he started his career at livermore lab in california and eventually moving to the pentagon where he became the director of defense research and engineering then air force secretary and eventually defense secretary. his ability to handle a staggering workload are legend including read and annotating 400 page briefing books overnight. during the career brown shaped fighters like the f-15 and f-16 that remain the air force's backbone fleet today. and championed jointness among the military serv before the failed iran hostage resc
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm EST
. it is mainly defense and training issues. it gets to the difference here between mr. affleck, the training of the second battalion until after there is a commitment from the congolese government to reform, versus dr. frazer's comments and mr. carafano's comments about focusing on the training. maybe it is the mission you think ought to be delayed current the other is the commitment to security reform. perhaps a good start by commenting, do you think we ought to move forward without a commitment to reform? mr. affleck, why is it important to you to have that reform first before moving forward? dr. frazer? >> i think we should move 4 right away. -- forward right away. the amount of time that it takes us to actually do a training mission, the lead time that is necessary, interagency work is necessary, it can be a very long time after the decision is made before we are actually doing that training mission. i do not think we should delay. i do not think it is a matter of policy, that we should use this issue, traded italian that can protect civilian lives -- we should not hold that up. -- creat
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
prepared a detailed plan for defense of saudi oil fields against the iraqis. general colin powell released this statement in part, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf, america has lost a great patriot and soldier. he has served his country with distinguished patriot him for 35 years. general schwarzkopf could have died in tampa. he was 78 years old. harris: general schwarzkopf could have credited again with leading the u.s. to victory in the first gulf war. stay close. we'll be right back. harris: right now some crime headlines we're keeping an eye on. three police officers wounded in a shooting at a new jersey police station. it happened in gloucester. we're told the man who was in custody there was shot and killed and there is no danger now to the wider public. >>> the trial for craig's list murder suspect richard beasley is being delayed. it was supposed to start next week but has been put off until february so his newly hired attorneys can be put up to speed. he posted help wanted ads on craig's list and robbing and killing people when they responded. >>> a 17-month-old girl
KCSMMHZ
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
placed members in the military and police force to launch insider attacks. >>> japan's air self-defense force scrambled fighter jets after a chinese aircraft came close to japanese air space. the aircraft was flying near the sunkoku islands in the south china sea. the defense ministry says the asdf spotted a wide 12 propellor aircraft on its radar. the plane was approaching from the north. it released f-15 fighter jets from the chinese prefecture. it flew within 120 kilometres of the islands but left without raiding japanese air space. the afdf dispatched fighters in response. a wide 12 aircraft also approached the islands last saturday but left without violating japan's air space. >>> a chinese think tank says it can't rule out the possibility of clashes breaking out between japan and china over territorial disputes. the government-affiliated chinese academy of social sciences released its assessment of the analyst situation in a report on monday. referring to the budget in japan, they reported china-japan is in the worst state. it adds that tensions could be eased through diplomatic c
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 9:00pm PST
the security that he repeatedly requested. it is a classic defense move. when the facts are against you, in this case the white house, you blame the victim. by assigning blame or responsibility to the victim you take the onus and the attention off of those responsible. and yet amazingly the report finds security was grossly inadequate. as for reliance on the local libyan militia the ambassador did not see an attack of this nature and scale on the mission. are you kidding? the consultate was attacked 12 the 12 months prior. our ambassador warned, washington, that security was "trending negatively" that the militia, this libyan militia had been infiltrated by extremists and there were ten al-qaeda training camps in benghazi. he himself said that they couldn't possibly sustain an organized attack. the libyan militia infiltrated by extremists. the militia that we relied on but they stopped accompanying us in the weeks and months prior to september 11th. do you know why. in they were protesting their salary and working hours. maybe they should take a page out of the michigan union members pl
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
reports, the president's most recent ask was for 1.2 trillion in revenue, additional savings in defense a hundred billion, that's a come bind total net savings of roughly 3.4 trillion dollars. that's close to what the economist have called for in a package. let me be quick to say what we don't know is how is the alternative minimum tax being treated because that cost about $800 billion to fix. we don't know how the other tax extenders are being treated because that cost another $800 if we're going to extend those provisions. we don't know how the dock fix is being handled because those doctors are going to take a cut of 28% if nothing is done. that cost ability $240 billion over ten years to fix. if all of those things were done an offset that would dramatically reduce the savings of this package. but we don't know. i've heard and read press reports saying that overseas contingency operations, so called war cost are being used as an offset to the minimum tax or perhaps the doc fix and that i've read may amount to as much as $800 billion. so i don't think we have sufficient information t
PBS
Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
secretary of defense leon panetta. joining me now to look at all this: james mann, long-time journalist and author of "the obamians: the struggle inside the white house to redefine american power"; and david ignatius, foreign affairs columnist for the "washington post." david, as we heard the president say, a well-known man around washington and foreign policy circles. what strengths does john kerry bring? >> well, the first is the one the president mentioned. he has stature, he's well-known. he's being doing foreign policy from the senate for almost three decades. he's a person well-known to leaders around the world. the second thing that people don't know as much about is that he served as an emissary for president obama in some very delicate situations. the president sent him to afghanistan to try to make a better relationship with president karzai there. kerry is widely believed to have been a success in that. he was sent to pakistan for similar mission to deal with president zardari. it's less well-known that he conveyed a message, written message to hamas to try to see what might
PBS
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
is ready and willing to defend the territory. the defense white paper notes the islands are an inherent part of south korea. geographically, historically and under international law. it features three photos of the islands. one shows the navy staging a drill in nearby waters. the report says the military has a strong willingness to defend the islands and has prepared a deterrent strategy. as in past reports, this latest white paper also uses the phrase enemy to define north korea. it notes the reclusive nation has honed missile technology through several tests and cites analysis of satellite images and concludes that scientists are enriching uranium at a new facility. >>> the defense and foreign policy files are just two in a stack that will be on park's desk when she takes over as president. many south koreans want her to rein in the country's conglomerates. these big business blocks have helped fuel the economy but they've also been suffocating small and medium sized companies. our reporter has the story. >> reporter: this man loves serving up bread and other goods to customers who vi
LINKTV
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
recently vowed to address it during his second term. in a statement, the natural resources defense council called jackson an unrivaled champion of our health and environment adding -- thousands of dockworkers along the u.s. east coast and gulf coast are threatening to go on strike this weekend in a dispute over pay. the potential strike by the international longshoremen's association would effect nearly half of the country's ocean bound shipping traffic at 14 points -- ports and mark the first by the group in decades. president obama is facing calls from corporate groups to use emergency powers to rippon the strike. michigan governor rick snyder has signed into law a measure allowing michigan areas to declare bankruptcy or fall under the control of an unelected emergency manager enabled to fire public officials and nullify union contracts. state republicans approved it this month after voters repealed a similar initiative on election day. despite reimposing a measure that was rejected by popular vote, governor snyder said -- was among a number of controversial bills recently advanced by st
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 12:30am EST
for what he has done. more details will come from the minister of defense in the new year, including how veterans can apply. i am pleased to tell -- on at the arctic convoys, sir john has recommended that there will be in arctic convoy star medal. i am very pleased that some of the brave men of the arctic convoys will get the recognition they are richly deserved for the dangerous work they did. sir john concluded that they have been treated inconsistently with those who served in fighter command. he has therefore recommended, and i also agree, that the bomber command be awarded a bomber command cross. i pay tribute to the members who campaigned hard over these issues and am glad we have released a resolution that is proper and right. >> ed miliband. >> i want to start by joining the prime minister in paying tribute to the troops in afghanistan who continued to show a huge courage and bravery. it is particularly important at this time of year to remember that and their families, many oftheir families are in all our thoughts. i also want to welcome the government announcement today on redu
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 10:00am EST
defense is an offense, which means that you have to come more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourself. that's what he said in 1930. stewart says that we need to face the cyber threat with the candor of stanley baldwin and only after that then gets lawyers involved in looking at it. i don't think that we can make that kind of threat for couple of reasons. militarily we don't need to do that. to the extent that nation states may present threats to us, our conventional capacity, i don't know a single nation state that is not deterred by our conventional capacity. we are to believe secretary panetta, where the cutting edge. both to radically and cyber we have. when back going to be deterred by any idea that we might launch a cyber attacked or divested civilians and their property. remember, some of these people shoot 14 year-old girls and the head because she's a schoolgirl. there won't be deterred by threatening a bunch of civilians even their own people. what does deter them, however, is when you hold at risk their own personal safety. that is what
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 9:30pm EST
today on reducing the number of troops in afghanistan during 2013. we await the defense secretary's statement -- can the prime minister tell the house how many troops and civilians will be left with in afghanistan after the 2014 deadline, and whether they will be there under afghan- led command? >> i join the leader of the opposition in welcoming what our troops do. on afghanistan, we have to decisions to make. first of all, the decision about the drawdown between now and the end of 2013, and what the defense secretary would announce is because of the success of our forces and the afghan national security forces and the fact that we are moving from a man during a battalion level to mentoring at a grade level by the end of 2013, will be able to see troops come home in two steps, leaving about 5200 troops after the end of 2013. compared with the 9000 we have now. it is to pay tribute to the incredible work they have done, many coming back for tour after tour. this book with particularly -- they were impressed by the afghan national sources -- those who i spoke with particularly were
LINKTV
Dec 23, 2012 5:30am PST
purposes. the defense ministry's released a report. north korea says the satellite -- says iraq was used to pay satellite into space. sunday marks the birthday of the japanese emperor. he reassured crowds he has made a full recovery since having heart bypass surgery in february. he took the opportunity to highlight the plight of the aging population. he is part of the oldest monarchy in the world. in south africa, kids from poor neighborhoods are exposed to carbon an early age. kids are now using skateboards to keep themselves off the streets and out of trouble. >> it is his first time on a skateboard. she is a little uneasy, but she wants to learn. it is her way of forgetting about the sometimes dangerous streets of johannesburg. >> they get into troubles in areas like this because of the overcrowding. people get drunk and crazy. they fight. children get hit. >> she lives in an area known for violent crime. high unemployment means many young people are on the streets with nothing to do. the older boys teach the little ones, keeping them off the streets and hopefully out of danger. some
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
that osama bin laden is at this compound. >> you excluded the secretary of state, the secondary of defense. tell us about that. >> to have in the first instance the analytical people, really the seoul team working on this. >> the cia. >> then it moved when we made decisions about going operational, that is the fed to bring in the special forces that expanded a bit that the president was insistent that it obviously be very closely held, that we have the people involved in every stage that were necessary to be involved. why was that? security was incredibly important. and i think it was a testament frankly to the seriousness of purpose and frankly to the character of the individuals s involved in this that not a thing linked from august 2010 until may 2011. >> that's an extraordinary thing. by keeping it that secret, you were able to in a sense slow down the clock so that you had time to accumulate evidence and make a decision. >> yeah. and that's an important aspect generally of policy making in the national security realm. and that's the balance, obviously, between transparency and secrec
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
the secretary of state, the secretary of defense. take us through that decision-making. >> there was a decision made because of the extreme sensitivity about this, to have in the first instance the analytical people, really the solo team working on this. >> at the cia. >> and we made decisions about going operational. bringing in the special forces, expand it. but the president insisted it was closely held. that we had people necessary to be involved at every stage. operational security on this was important. it was a testament frankly to the seriousness of purpose and frankly to the character of the individuals involved in this that not a thing leaked from august of 2010 unt thtil may of 2011. >> by keeping it secret you were able to slow down the clock so you had time to accumulate evidence and make a decision. >> yeah. that's an important aspect generally of policy-making in the national security realm. that's the balance obviously between transparency and secrecy and confidentiality. for an operation like this where security is essential, keeping it small, keeping it to a group that has an
CNN
Dec 25, 2012 10:00am PST
. >> that excluded the secretary of state, the secretary of defense. take us through that decision making. >> there was a decision made because of the extreme sensitivity about this to have at the first -- in the first instance have the analytical people be really the sole team working on this. >> at the cia. >> at the cia. and then it moved and we made decisions about going operational, that is needed to bring in the special forces, it expanded a bit but the president was insistent that it obviously be very closely held, that we have the people involved at every stage who were necessary to be involved, and why was that? operational security on this obviously was incredibly important. and i think it was a testament, frankly, to the seriousness of purpose and frankly to the character of the individuals involved in this that not a thing leaked from august of 2010 until may of 2011. >> that's the extraordinary thing, which is by keeping it that secret, you were able to in a sense slow down the clock so that you had time to accumulate evidence and make a decision. >> yeah. i think -- that's a
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2012 12:00am PST
. in the capitol two years ago the first person shot was the armed guard at the door. so they're no defense against semiautomatic weapons and glocks and these magazines. >> reverend, what hope do you see for changing the gun culture in this country if the forecast is you're not going to get any republicans to do anything on assault weapons ban, you're not going to get them to do anything on the number of bullets put in a magazine and the availability of it all in closing the gun show loophole. i mean, these are the main things, main problems. i mean, what hope do you hold out for change in the culture? >> well, these republicans have been much too silent. they will not go on shows this week even to discuss it because they're trying to lead by fear, not lead by courage and not lead by hope. you know, right now we see the massacre at northern illinois university and virginia tech and aurora, and now, of course, in sandy hook. how painful it was to see those babies wiped out in that way. but, you know, the next level, these guns can wipe out airplanes and infrastructure. these are military assault wea
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm EST
what happened, whether he was there or not. >> secretary of defense robert gates recommended an air strike with no forces inserted on the ground. cia director panetta supported aa raid by special forces. so did secretary of state clinton. vice president biden wanted to wait on further proof that bin laden was indeed there. how contentious did it get among members of your team? there was not consensus. >> it was never contentious because i think everybody understood both the pros and the cons of action. there were doubts that were voiced inside the situation room, but they weren't doubts that weren't going through my own head. people advocating action understood that if this did not work, if we proved to be wrong, there would be severe geopolitical consequences and we might put our brave navy s.e.a.l.s in danger. >> at the meeting the president did not indicate which way he was leaning. >> as we were walking out and walked up together as we walked out of the room, he said, you know, it's time to make a decision. i know it sounds trite. the president's all alone. all alone. >> the pre
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
increase in the deficit, the problem is it is not finance the oil. either have to eliminate the defense department or eliminate all civilian employees. you would not able to administer all this regulation if you don't do something about spending. even with tax increases, the kind i described in the previous question, would not be enough. ineffective regulation. effective regulation can be quite beneficial. in the automobile sector, the mileage requirement, but permits everybody to strive to a higher mark, up chiselling on the mileage stickers on cars. it improves our energy efficiency. that's a good thing. that is spurring growth. but the kind of reforms we have on wall street have not solved the problem. look at what happened last week's at usb, not only wild and irresponsible behavior, but then we have attorney general holder determining that he general holderubs the fullest -- attorney general holders a betty cannot prosecute ubs because he is afraid ubs is too big to shut down and would destroy financial markets. i thought dodd-frank was supposed to fix that. what was so disconcerti
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm EST
, and defense that could teach us a great deal about our own times. here at the library we decided to concentrate on making history of the kennedy administration accessible to the widest possible audience. in the hope that the treasures of the kennedy library will inspire people growing up today in the same way the stories of the past spired my parents. on the 50th anniversary of my father's inauguration, in january 2001, we launched the digital archive from putting all the presents papers and correspondence and memos and photograph and film online, so that people can have access online to this material. not just scholars who come to boston. we created the president's desk, an interactive tool, so that kids can experience most important moments of the presidency. and we translated my father's major addresses into 40 languages online. this is the culmination of digitizing and creating the digital presidential archives. last fall, we released my mother is archives, "historic conversations with john f. kenned", now we are publishing my father's archives, "listening in: the secret whit
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
's -- let's talk law and justice holly hughes is here, a criminal defense attorney. holly, have you ever heard anything like this before, other than maybe a celebrity? >> right. it's very unusual when you don't have a high-profilchild. we see this with mccully cull kin. here's what happens. they have been going to her school, interfering with her classes, telling the dean of students she has mental problems. accusing her of things that have never entered this young woman's mind. they are making her life a living hell. and that's the definition of stalking, don. when you are contacting someone, whether it's via the internet or on the phone or in person, for the purpose of that harassing or intimidating them, that is stalking. and the judge heard all of the evidence. do you know the university where this young lady attends had to put special security guards to stop her parents from showing up and accusing her of all these nefarious things. >> so here's the thing. she is an adult. so what is the law in this instance? and why can't they work it out within a family? >> well, they tried. the
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
ads put romney on defense for months. the president also got a lip fr lift from the supreme court. romney vowed to strike it down himself. >> i'm not one that's going to get rid of obama care. >> reporter: at number seven, gas. >> governor romney, do you feel that your gas has overshadowed your foreign trips? >> reporter: or in romney's case, his entire foreign trip where a campaign aide lashed out at reporters. a gaffe that went global. and then at number sick, the conventions were remembered less for the nominees and their running plates and more for -- >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. >> reporter: the warmup acts that stole the show. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> reporter: number five, the september 11 attack in benghazi injected foreign policy into the race. >> justice will be done. >> reporter: a week later, the campaign shifted again to the hidden cram ra video of romney's comments on the 47% and an instant obama attack ad. number four, among th
CBS
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
really believed in to have a gun in your home for self-defense. it's where most of the mayors have been and most of the public. most of us were happy to have that fight over with to decide what regulations were reasonable. the nra is a $240 million-a-year organization. i think anybody who thought they were going to have a victory and go home was wrong. the way they've reacted is to push more and more extreme laws and legislatures throughout the country to whittle away at basically even the most commonsense restriction, like for example, a gun that barely pass add law and the governor vitoed it to carry guns in day cares and places of worship and schools. >> what do you think of the statement that the only way to substitute stop bad guys with goods is to have good guys with guns. >> for example, we had gop pollster man once not necessarily a fan. we had him go out and talk to nra members and gun owners and he found that 47% owners think everybody should get a background check before they buy a gun. that's not the case today. wayne pierre uses every penny he
LINKTV
Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
, there has been a big push since the end of the cold war by the big defense and security and i.t. companies to sell things like video surveillance systems, things like geographic mapping systems, and even more recently, drone systems that are being used in the assassination raids in afghanistan and pakistan and elsewhere. >> that is stephen graham, author of, "cities under siege: the new military urbanism." your final comment? expressing weaponization in the way we live. policing is one of the most obvious and current examples in that. i would suggest the pervasive development of john technology around the world that we are saying are being used for all sorts of purposes is really the thin edge of the wedge when it comes to these issues. we're going to see greater and greater weaponization of drones that we see used in pakistan and afghanistan and other places. we're going to see the appearances of those sorts of drones in our own domestic policing and surveillance activities in the united states and in europe. there is a huge element to them besides the obvious a limit of human rights, fre
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